Okay, £10,500 might sound like a lot of money – after all, a whole Dacia Duster costs £10,995 – but don’t be fooled. To all intents and purposes, these two cars cost basically the same. A quarter of a million quid, give or take, before you’ve even considered the options lists.
See that McLaren? It has an extra £25,090 worth of carbonfibre attached to it. What isn’t bare carbon is covered in almost £8k worth of ‘Baleric Blue’ paint, while the fancy seats, ten-spoke lightweight alloys and sport exhaust add £5,270, £4,520 and £4,900 respectively. All in, that’s a £291,610 car right there.
The Aston? Much the same story. Aston hasn’t revealed the individual cost of each option fitted to our DBS, but all in it amounts to £282,195. A Mercedes-AMG A35’s worth of optional extras. These two are by far the most expensive road cars at TG24.